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BORROWED FROM THE BOYS

How to bring the top trends from Men’s Fashion Week into your wardrobe

Words Maddison Glendinning  • Artwork Nour Algharabally

Jacquemus SS20. Getty Images.

Let’s hear it for the boys – and their style, which we’re definitely planning on stealing this season. The S/S 20 menswear shows have just wrapped in the world’s fashion capitals but not before serving up a seemingly endless array of trends to take into our own wardrobes. The biggest drawcard for borrowing from the boys? The oversized silhouettes offer modest coverage with a healthy side dose of nonchalant cool – there’s an inherently relaxed vibe about menswear pieces that we just can’t get enough of.

This season, we fell in love with Moroccan brand Casablanca’s tropical-print silk shirting that practically screams summer vacay (and at the very least will brighten up a day at the office), as well as Virgil Abloh’s newest designs for Louis Vuitton which married soft pastels and relaxed tailoring for a updated take on pyjama-dressing. Here, we round up four of the top trends to try – and be complimented on – in the coming months.

SS20 looks from Casablanca, Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Noten. Getty Images. 

Blooms + Tropical Brights

In perhaps the month’s most surprising trend inspiration, designers showed us that brights and blooms are perfect for any occasion. Beachside holiday? Throw on a Casablanca shirt. Weekend brunch? Take a (literal) leaf out of Dries van Noten’s playbook and opt for floral-print pants. Night out? Louis Vuitton’s layered robe is low-key in construction but delivers maximum impact. And if you just happen find yourself strolling through a lavender field in countryside France? Jacquemus’ colour-drenched prints are key. Wallflowers need not apply.

Printed Tees

90s nostalgia remains strong in fashion with printed tees still proving their sartorial prowess some two and a half decades later. No matter whether you opt for movies (like Etro’s Star Wars themed capsule or Dsquared2’s homage to cinematic icon Bruce Lee) or music (in the style of Phillip Plein who partnered with legendary rockers Kiss), simply throw on a pair of frayed jeans and sneakers for the ultimate retro appeal. Alternatively, if you want to get in on the trend for the office or dinners out, Off-White sent a grown-up version down the catwalk by way of an artistic sketch. Simply pair with tailored trousers and some pastel heels and you’re good to go.

SS20 looks from Off-White, Dsquared and Etro. REX/Shutterstock, Getty Images. 

SS20 looks from Edward Crutchley, Sies Marjan and Edward Crutchley. Getty Images.

Louche Tailoring

Is there anything better than a suit? We think not. And women’s love for the look is so great that the pantsuit has become the sartorial icon for empowered females across the world (Amal, Hillary, Blake, we’re looking at you). This season, it’s a little more relaxed than iterations past, with louche tailoring still offering the same knockout appeal, but with a little more ease. Sies Marjan debuted his menswear line this season and simultaneously reminded us of the enduring appeal of a belted trench over wide leg trousers, whilst 2019 International Woolmark Prize winner Edward Crutchley’s muted combinations were a sight to behold. We recommend buying a bowling shirt ASAP

Sustainability

OK, so this isn’t purely in the menswear domain, but we’ll take any sustainable fashion inspo we can. This season, Marni designer Francesco Risso delivered a collection reflecting upon recycling, with models wearing hats made from recycled garbage, Alexander McQueen and Ermenegildo Zegna sent pieces down the runway made from recycled and offcut materials and Ralph Lauren announced it would move towards using only sustainable materials in the next five years.  We love fashion, and even more so when it comes without an environmental cost – after all, it’s always cool to be kind.

SS20 looks from Ermenegildo Zegna, Marni and Ermenegildo Zegna. Getty Images.


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